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Vegetarian Valentine: A no-fuss meatless menu

Valentine's Day! We tend to spend a little more on a special gift or order some expensive dish at a restaurant. Or, if you are like me, you will cook an...

McPlant: New vegan burger to hit Mickey D’s soon

Picture this: bae grabbed some Mickey D’s on the way home from work. You’re famished and take the first bite, only to realise that you’re not having a Big Mac, but...

Veggie garden: What to plant in February

It is ten years later, and you still have not followed through on that resolution to plant the veggies you have been ranting and raving about. We bet your wooden planters...

Covid-19: Nature-based ‘solutions’ can boost immune systems

While South Africa continues to log new daily records in covid-19 infections, a natural scientist and agricultural expert urges people to turn to nature for many “solutions” that may be assist...

‘If we ignore ancestors’ foods, we become someone else’

Africa is filled with “super foods” that have been used as sustenance and medicine by generations across history, believes Mpho Tshukudu, a Johannesburg-born registered dietician who dreams of a day when...

5 reasons to eat fresh and local, if you can

A lot seems uncertain at the moment. With the trajectory of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa there are so many questions. Will we come out of this a more compassionate...

No more ‘poverty food’ – African vegetables are the next big thing

South Africa’s indigenous food heritage has huge social and commercial potential, but it will require a “food revolution” involving chefs, farmers, researchers and government to bear fruit.  Several speakers at the "101...

Winter’s coming: Boost your immune system

Keeping your immune system working at its best is top of mind at the moment, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Your body’s immune system is your best ally in fighting off...
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Consider these foods for your plant-based diet

A year ago I committed to an experiment of going vegetarian, as part of Vegan month in November. It did not go well. The reason it was a disaster was that I...

RECIPE: Chakalaka, as enjoyed by Barack Obama

Marabi Club  head Chef Katlego Mlambo  recalls  one of the most memorable highlights  of his 10-year career  as the day Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey and 500  of  the most important people in...

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W. Cape river restoration projects celebrated

Two Western Cape river restoration projects that spanned several years and cost multiple millions of rand, were officially handed over by the Western Cape...

The village girl who found culinary stardom

With her ever-present smile and obvious skill in the kitchen, Siphokazi Mdlankomo stole Mzansi’s heart on M-Net’s MasterChef series. While working her way towards...

Recipe: Sipho’s easy cheesy pap balls

Looking for a winning side dish to accompany your lekker braai this weekend? Home cooking extraordinaire Siphokazi Mdlankomo’s deep-fried pap balls, stuffed with chicken...

Free State’s veld fire battle not over

The SA Weather Service has issued another warning of high temperatures that may lead to runaway fires in the Free State as farmers are still counting their losses following devastating blazes in the province last week.

What’s the deal with gluten?

LIFESTYLE: It is a natural component of wheat and everyday favourites like bread and pasta. So why have we spent so much time in recent years trying to avoid it? A registered dietician says that gluten isn't necessarily the culprit it is made out to be.